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Small Businesses make noise with STEP

May 12, 2016

During the week of April 25th, the atmosphere was electric and the noise was thunderous at Hannover Messe, where U.S. small businesses were actively...

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NIST ‘RAMPS’ Up Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development With New Grants

May 12, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is offering up to $1 million in grants to establish up to eight Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS) cybersecurity education and workforce development. As part of the Department of Commerce’s “Skills for Business” initiative that has made job-driven training a priority, RAMPS will support the NIST-led National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).

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Creating A Savings Account For Your Business

May 12, 2016

“Save a part of your income and begin now, for the man with a surplus controls circumstances and the man without a surplus is controlled by circumstances.” That was advice given by Henry Buckley,...

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Investing in Women-Led Firms IS Good Business

May 11, 2016

Like the ripples created when a pebble is tossed into a pool, the right data made public in a room of people who care creates a positive stir.  On May 10, CrunchBase, the National Venture Capital...

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A Recap of National Small Business Week 2016

May 11, 2016

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet kicked off National Small Business Week 2016 on May 1st at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. at a dinner honoring “...

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NOAA's Premier Weather Forecast Model Goes 4-D

May 11, 2016

NOAA’s powerful new supercomputers paved the way for another upgrade to the U.S. Global Forecast System (GFS), NOAA’s primary model for weather prediction.
Today’s upgrade builds on last year’s significant boost to the GFS, which more than doubled the resolution of the model grid from 27 kilometers to 13 kilometers, resulting in higher resolution model output and more precise weather forecasts and warnings.

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MBDA Showcases the Importance of Inclusive Innovation at the 2016 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Conference

May 11, 2016

Guest blog post by Julius Maina, Policy and Inclusive Innovation Specialist, MBDA
MBDA recently attended the 2016 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) National Meeting in Chicago, Illinois for the second year in a row. Touted as one of the most premier annual events in the technology transfer community, this year’s theme “From Discovery to Commercialization,”  focused on  collaboration between federal labs, private industry stakeholders and the American business community to move federal research and development out of the lab and into the U.S. marketplace.

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10 Cheap Ways to Market Your Business Online

May 10, 2016

The internet has opened all kinds of opportunities for small businesses to market their products; it truly has leveled the playing field. Gone are the days that you would need deep pockets to...

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Commerce Communities that Work Partnership Program Building Talent Pipeline in Dalton, Georgia

May 10, 2016

On May 7, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited Dalton, Georgia to highlight the Commerce Department’s Skills for Business Agenda and its signature initiative, the “Communities that Work Partnership” (CWTP). As part of her visit, she toured J+ J Flooring Group and the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy’s Advanced Manufacturing and Business Academy.

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Innovations in Measuring the Earth's Gravity Can Help Coastal Communities Become More Resilient

May 10, 2016

Did you know the Earth’s gravity is different depending on where you are? Variations in its size, shape, and mass distribution can cause slight variations in the strength of gravity’s pull.
Measuring these variations in gravity helps scientists create a height measurement system based on where water will flow. Having these measurements will help prepare for floods, sea level rise, and other emergencies — making our coastal communities more resilient and aiding a number of diverse industries such as agriculture, construction, transportation and urban planning.

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